Stories of Vologda Oblast

Vologda Oblast

Russia

Vologda Oblast (Russian: Волого́дская о́бласть, Russian pronunciation: [vəlɐˈɡotskəjə ˈobləsʲtʲ], Vologodskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). Area: 145,700 km²; population: 1,269,568 (as of the 2002 Census). Its largest city is Cherepovets, but the administrative center is Vologda.

Vologda Oblast is rich in historic monuments, such as the magnificent Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, Ferapontov Convent (a World Heritage Site), medieval towns of Velikiy Ustyug and Belozersk, baroque churches of Totma and Ustyuzhna, etc.

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